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ZIM Reports Financial Results for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2020

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– Generates Record Full Year Net Income of $524 Million

– Continues to Deliver Industry Leading Operating Margins

– 2021 Guidance Highlights Expected Significant Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBIT Growth

HAIFA, Israel, March 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd. (NYSE: ZIM), a global container liner shipping company, announced today its consolidated results for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2020.

ZIM

ZIM

Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2020 Highlights

  • Net income for the fourth quarter was $366.4 million (compared to $1.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2019), or $3.65 per share1; net income for the full year was $524.2 million (compared to a loss of $13.0 million for the full year of 2019), or $5.18 per share

  • Adjusted EBITDA2 for the fourth quarter was $531.3 million, a year-over-year increase of 360%; Adjusted EBITDA for the full year was $1.04 billion, a year-over-year increase of 168%

  • Operating income (EBIT) for the fourth quarter was $439.4 million, a year-over-year increase of 883%; operating income (EBIT) for the full year was $722 million, a year-over-year increase of 372%

  • Adjusted EBIT for the fourth quarter was $439.2 million, a year-over-year increase of 827%; Adjusted EBIT for the full year was $728.6 million, a year-over-year increase of 389%

  • Revenues for the fourth quarter were $1.36 billion, a year-over-year increase of 64%; revenues for the full year were $3.99 billion, a year-over-year increase of 21%

  • ZIM carried 2,841 thousand TEUs in 2020, a year-over-year increase of 1%

  • The average freight rate per TEU in 2020 was $1,229, a year-over-year increase of 22%

  • Net leverage ratio3 of 1.2x at December 31, 2020

  • Subsequent to year end, completed IPO, raising $204 million in net proceeds

  • Subsequent to year end, announced strategic long-term chartering agreement with Seaspan for ten “green” LNG-fueled vessels demonstrating ZIM’s commitment to reducing its carbon footprint and leading environment-friendly practices in the shipping industry

Mr. Yair Seroussi, Chairman of the Board of Directors stated, “ZIM’s IPO earlier this year was the culmination of many months of hard work and dedication by ZIM’s management and employees in collaboration with the Board of Directors and marks the successful turnaround the Company has undergone over the past few years. We are very pleased with the financial results released today, our first as a public company, and believe that they are proof of the exceptional human capital at ZIM. Moreover, these capabilities will continue to drive ZIM’s future growth and success.”

Eli Glickman, ZIM President & CEO, stated, “Our all-time record results in 2020 and the significant milestones we have achieved year-to-date-2021 represent a truly momentous time for ZIM. During a global pandemic, we generated our highest net income in the company’s 75-year history, underscoring the benefits of our differentiated strategy and our proactive approach to address COVID-19. We also ended the year strong, as we achieved EBIT and EBITDA at the high end of our guidance range and continued to achieve industry leading margins. We are committed to our goal of consistently performing as one of the top three carriers in terms of EBIT margin.”

Mr. Glickman added, “We commenced 2021 by becoming the first global container liner to list on the NYSE, highlighting our success creating a leading asset-light shipping liner at the forefront of digitization. Following our IPO, we also announced a strategic long-term chartering agreement for ten 15,000 TEU LNG dual-fuel container vessels, positioning ZIM to meet the growing market demand on the Asia – US East Coast trade and advance our leadership in addressing environmental and sustainability issues.”

Mr. Glickman concluded, “Today, ZIM is a revitalized company with new strengths, an invigorated spirit and a promising outlook for operating amid the new realities of shipping. Combined with our dedicated team of professionals and commitment to utilizing big data and technology, we remain well positioned to enhance our customer experiences, capitalize on favorable industry fundamentals, and maximize long-term profitability. In 2021, as per the guidance we provide, we expect to continue our positive trajectory, achieving significant Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBIT growth and maintaining industry leading margins. We also intend to further harness our “Startup Nation” DNA based on innovation and technological collaborations to continue to develop growth engines that provide us additional revenue streams beyond our traditional shipping business.”

Summary of Key Financial and Operational Results

Q4’20

Q4’19

2020

2019

Carried volume (K-TEUs)………………………

799

698

2,841

2,821

Average freight rate ($)……………………….

1,518

1,017

1,229

1,009

Revenue ($ in millions)………………………..

1,361

827

3,992

3,300

Net income ($ in millions) …………………….

366

1

524

(13)

Adjusted EBITDA ($ in millions)………………

531

115

1,036

386

Operating income (EBIT) ($ in millions)…….

439

45

722

153

Adjusted EBIT ($ in millions)………………….

439

47

729

149

Adjusted EBITDA margin………………………

39.0%

13.9%

25.9%

11.7%

Adjusted EBIT margin………………………….

32.3%

5.7%

18.3%

4.5%

Net cash generated from operating activities.

414

89

881

371

Free cash flow ($ in millions)…………………

392

83

846

409

Earnings per share ($)…………………………

3.65

(0.00)

5.18

(0.18)

Net debt ($ in millions)………………………..

1,236

1,372

Financial and Operating Results for the Fourth Quarter Ended December 31, 2020

Net income for the fourth quarter of 2020 was $366.4 million, compared to $1.2 million for the fourth quarter of 2019. Total revenues were $1.36 billion for the fourth quarter of 2020, compared to $827.3 million for the fourth quarter of 2019, primarily driven by an increase in revenues from containerized cargo, reflecting increases in both freight rates and carried volume.

ZIM carried 799 thousand TEUs in the fourth quarter of 2020, compared to 698 thousand TEUs in the fourth quarter of 2019. The average freight rate per TEU was $1,518 for the fourth quarter of 2020, compared to $1,017 for the fourth quarter of 2019.

Operating income (EBIT) for the fourth quarter of 2020 was $439.4 million, compared to $44.6 million for the fourth quarter of 2019.

Adjusted EBITDA was $531.3 million for the fourth quarter of 2020, compared to $115.4 million for the fourth quarter of 2019. Adjusted EBIT was $439.2 million for the fourth quarter of 2020, compared to $47.4 million for the fourth quarter of 2019. Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBIT margins for the fourth quarter of 2020 were 39% and 32%, respectively. This compares to 14% and 6% for the fourth quarter of 2019.

Net cash generated from operating activities was $414.4 million for the fourth quarter of 2020, compared to $89.3 million for the fourth quarter of 2019.

Financial and Operating Highlights for the Full Year Ended December 31, 2020

Net income for the full year of 2020 was $524.2 million, compared to a loss of $13.0 million for the full year of 2019. Total revenues were $3.99 billion for the full year of 2020, compared to $3.30 billion for the full year of 2019, primarily driven by an increase in revenues from containerized cargo, reflecting mainly an increase in freight rates.

Operating income (EBIT) for the full year of 2020 was $772.0 million, compared to $153.0 million for the full year of 2019.

ZIM carried 2,841 thousand TEUs in the full year of 2020, compared to 2,821 thousand TEUs in the full year of 2019. The average freight rate per TEU was $1,229 for the full year of 2020, compared to $1,009 for the full year of 2019.

Adjusted EBITDA was $1.04 billion for the full year of 2020, compared to $385.9 million for the full year of 2019. Adjusted EBIT was $728.6 million for the full year of 2020, compared to $148.9 million for the full year of 2019. Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBIT margins for the full year of 2020 were 26% and 18%, respectively. This compares to 12% and 5% for the full year of 2019.

Net cash generated from operating activities was $880.8 million for the full year of 2020, compared to $370.6 million for the full year of 2019.

Liquidity, Cash Flows and Capital Allocation

ZIM’s cash and cash equivalents increased by $387 million from $183 million at December 31, 2019 to $570 million at December 31, 2020. Capital expenditures totaled $42.6 million for the year ended December 31, 2020, compared with $16.2 million for the year ended December 31, 2019. Net debt decreased by $136.0 million from $1.37 billion as of December 31, 2019 to $1.24 billion as of December 31, 2020. ZIM’s net leverage ratio as of December 31, 2020 was 1.2x, compared to 3.6x as of December 31, 2019.

In February 2021, the Company completed its IPO and issued 15.0 million ordinary shares, including those issued upon the exercise of the underwriters’ option, at a price to the public of $15.00 per ordinary share, for net proceeds of $204 million, after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and other offering expenses.

Full-Year 2021 Guidance

The Company expects to generate Adjusted EBITDA in 2021 of between $1.40 billion and $1.60 billion and Adjusted EBIT of between $850 million to $1.05 billion.

Use of Non-IFRS Measures in the Company’s 2021 Guidance

A reconciliation of the Company’s non-IFRS financial measures included in its full-year 2021 guidance to corresponding IFRS measures is not available on a forward-looking basis. In particular, the Company has not reconciled its Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBIT because the various reconciling items between such non-IFRS financial measures and such corresponding IFRS measures cannot be determined without unreasonable effort due to the uncertainty regarding, and the potential variability of, the future costs and expenses for which the Company adjusts, the effect of which may be significant, and all of which are difficult to predict and are subject to frequent change.

Conference Call Details

Management will host a conference call and webcast (along with a slide presentation) to review the results and provide a corporate update today at 8:00 AM ET.

To access the live conference call by telephone, please dial the following numbers: United States 1-888-281-1167; Israel 03-918-0644; or international +44-20-3514-1906. To access the slide presentation, click here. The call will also be available via live webcast through ZIM’s website, located here. Following the conclusion of the call, a replay of the conference call will be available on the Company’s website.

About ZIM

ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd. (NYSE: ZIM) is a global, asset-light container liner shipping company with leadership positions in the markets where it operates. Founded in Israel in 1945, ZIM is one of the oldest shipping liners, with over 75 years of experience, providing customers with innovative seaborne transportation and logistics services with a reputation for industry leading transit times, schedule reliability and service excellence. For additional information, please visit www.zim.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

The following information contains, or may be deemed to contain forward-looking statements (as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and the Israeli Securities Law, 1968). In some cases, you can identify these statements by forward-looking words such as “may,” “might,” “will,” “should,” “expect,” “plan,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “predict,” “potential” or “continue,” the negative of these terms and other comparable terminology. These forward-looking statements, which are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions about the Company, may include projections of the Company’s future financial results, its anticipated growth strategies and anticipated trends in its business. These statements are only predictions based on the Company’s current expectations and projections about future events or results. There are important factors that could cause the Company’s actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to differ materially from the results, level of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause such differences include, but are not limited to: market changes in freight, bunker, charter and other rates or prices, new legislation or regulation affecting the Company’s operations, new competition and changes in the competitive environment, the outcome of legal proceedings to which the Company is a party, and other risks and uncertainties detailed from time to time in the Company’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including under the caption “Risk Factors” in its 2020 Annual Report.

Although the Company believes the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements contained herein are reasonable, it cannot guarantee future results, level of activity, performance or achievements. Moreover, neither the Company nor any other person assumes responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of any of these forward-looking statements. The Company assumes no duty to update any of these forward-looking statements after the date hereof to conform its prior statements to actual results or revised expectations, except as otherwise required by law.

The Company prepares its financial statements in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB).

Use of Non-IFRS Financial Measures

The Company presents non-IFRS measures as additional performance measures as the Company believes that it enables us to compare operating performance between periods on a consistent basis. These measures should not be considered in isolation, or as a substitute for operating income, any other performance measures, or cash flow data, which were prepared in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles as measures of profitability or liquidity. Please note that Adjusted EBITDA does not take into account debt service requirements, or other commitments, including capital expenditures, and therefore, does not necessarily indicate the amounts that may be available for the Company’s use. In addition, Non-IFRS financial measures, as those presented by the Company, may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies, due to differences in the way these measures are calculated.

Adjusted EBITDA is a non-IFRS financial measure which we define as net income (loss) adjusted to exclude financial expenses (income), net, income taxes, depreciation and amortization in order to reach EBITDA, and further adjusted to exclude impairment of assets, non-cash charter hire expenses, capital gains (losses) beyond the ordinary course of business and expenses related to legal contingencies.

Adjusted EBIT is a non-IFRS financial measure which we define as net income (loss) adjusted to exclude financial expenses (income), net and income taxes, in order to reach our results from operating activities, or EBIT, and further adjusted to exclude non-cash charter hire expenses, impairment of assets, capital gains (losses) beyond the ordinary course of business and expenses related to legal contingencies.

Free cash flow is a non-IFRS measure which we define as net cash generated from operating activities plus the net cash generated (used) from investment activities.

See the reconciliation of net income to Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBIT and net cash generated from operating activities to free cash flow under “Reconciliation of Non-IFRS Measures” below.

Investor Relations:
Elana Holzman
ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd.
+972-4-865-2300
[email protected]

Leon Berman
The IGB Group
212-477-8438
[email protected]

Media:
Avner Shats
ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd.
+972-4-8652520
[email protected]

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET

(U.S. dollars in thousands)

Year ended

December 31,

2020

2019

Assets

Vessels

948,004

717,941

Containers and handling equipment

520,887

425,738

Other tangible assets

67,133

69,102

Intangible assets

66,465

64,920

Investments in associates

8,441

8,444

Other investments

4,888

2,766

Trade and other receivables

5,293

5,318

Deferred tax assets

1,502

1,048

Total non-current assets

1,622,613

1,295,277

Assets classified as held for sale

11,583

Inventories

52,237

60,342

Trade and other receivables

520,001

317,059

Other investments

58,976

59,047

Cash and cash equivalents

570,414

182,786

Total current assets

1,201,628

630,817

Total assets

2,824,241

1,926,094

Equity

Issued capital

88

88

Capital reserves

1,790,706

1,784,469

Accumulated deficit

(1,523,528)

(2,042,226)

Equity attributable to owners of the Company

267,266

(257,669)

Non-controlling interests

7,189

5,402

Total equity

274,455

(252,267)

Liabilities

Lease liabilities

811,840

641,750

Loans and other liabilities

519,471

541,932

Employee benefits

66,626

67,990

Deferred tax liabilities

339

350

Total non-current liabilities

1,398,276

1,252,022

Trade and other payables

398,876

422,417

Provisions

21,420

17,998

Contract liabilities

230,469

130,281

Lease liabilities

362,176

215,576

Loans and other liabilities

138,569

140,067

Total current liabilities

1,151,510

926,339

Total liabilities

2,549,786

2,178,361

Total equity and liabilities

2,824,241

1,926,094

CONSOLIDATED INCOME STATEMENTS

(U.S. dollars in thousands, except per share data)

Three months ended

December 31,

Year ended

December 31,

2020

2019

2020

2019

Income from voyages and related services

1,360,846

827,292

3,991,696

3,299,761

Cost of voyages and related services

Operating expenses and cost of services

(796,142)

(685,528)

(2,835,112)

(2,810,693)

Depreciation

(87,237)

(64,709)

(291,559)

(226,026)

Gross profit

477,467

77,055

865,025

263,042

Other operating income

4,602

6,459

12,621

38,099

Other operating expenses

4,914

(5)

4,272

(1,239)

General and administrative expenses

(48,450)

(40,088)

(163,210)

(151,605)

Share of profits of associates

966

1,172

3,341

4,725

Results from operating activities

439,499

44,593

722,049

153,022

Net finance expenses

(67,706)

(41,820)

(181,260)

(154,300)

Profit (loss) before income taxes

371,793

2,773

540,789

(1,278)

Income taxes

(5,404)

(1,596)

(16,599)

(11,766)

Profit (loss) for the year

366,389

1,177

524,190

(13,044)

Attributable to:

Owners of the Company

365,046

(408)

517,961

(18,149)

Non-controlling interests

1,343

1,585

6,229

5,105

Profit (loss) for the year

366,389

1,177

524,190

(13,044)

Earnings (Loss) per share (US$)*

Basic earnings (losses) per 1 ordinary share

3.65

(0.00)

5.18

(0.18)

Diluted earnings (losses) per 1 ordinary share

3.49

(0.00)

4.96

(0.18)

Weighted average number of shares for EPS calculation*:

Basic

100,000,000

100,000,000

100,000,000

100,000,000

Diluted

104,641,014

100,000,000

104,530,892

100,000,000

(*)Reflect a share split of 1:10 that became effective in 2021, in all presented periods.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(U.S. dollars in thousands)

Year ended December 31,

2020

2019

Cash flows from operating activities

Profit (loss) for the year

524,190

(13,044)

Adjustments for:

Depreciation and amortization

314,185

245,510

Impairment loss (recovery) in respect of tangible assets

(4,329)

1,150

Net finance expenses

181,260

154,300

Share of profits and change in fair value of investees

(4,143)

(4,725)

Capital gains, net

(8,814)

(35,471)

Income taxes

16,599

11,766

1,018,948

359,486

Change in inventories

8,105

9,731

Change in trade receivables and other receivables

(204,469)

43,422

Change in trade and other payables including contract liabilities

68,670

(28,111)

Change in provisions and employee benefits

(2,152)

(7,690)

(129,846)

17,352

Dividends received from associates

4,360

5,453

Interest received

2,317

1,969

Income taxes paid

(14,983)

(13,630)

Net cash generated from operating activities

880,796

370,630

Cash flows from investing activities

Proceeds from sale of tangible assets, intangible assets and investments

6,717

44,794

Acquisition of tangible assets, intangible assets and investments

(42,641)

(16,150)

Change in other investments and other receivables

763

9,382

Net cash generated from (used in) investing activities

(35,161)

38,026

Cash flows from financing activities

Receipt of long-term loans and other long-term liabilities

678

Sale and lease back transactions

9,052

13,151

Repayment of borrowings and lease liabilities

(336,225)

(300,763)

Change in short-term loans

6,071

3,324

Dividend paid to non-controlling interests

(3,344)

(4,818)

Interest paid

(133,459)

(122,972)

Other financial expenses paid

(2,493)

Net cash used in financing activities

(460,398)

(411,400)

Net change in cash and cash equivalents

385,237

(2,744)

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of the year

182,786

186,291

Effect of exchange rate fluctuation on cash held

2,391

(761)

Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the year

570,414

182,786

RECONCILIATION OF NET INCOME TO ADJUSTED EBIT

(U.S. dollars in millions)

Three months ended

December 31

Year ended

December 31

2020

2019

2020

2019

Net income

366.4

1.2

524.2

(13.0)

Financial expenses (income), net

67.6

41.8

181.2

154.3

Income taxes

5.4

1.6

16.6

11.7

Operating income (EBIT)

439.4

44.6

722.0

153.0

Non-cash charter hire expenses

1.4

2.4

7.7

10.5

Capital gain (loss), beyond the ordinary course of business

(0.1)

0.4

(0.1)

(14.2)

Assets impairment loss (recovery)

(4.8)

0.0

(4.3)

1.2

Expenses related to legal contingencies

3.3

0.0

3.3

(1.6)

Adjusted EBIT

439.2

47.4

728.6

148.9

Adjusted EBIT margin

32.3%

5.7%

18.3%

4.5%

RECONCILIATION OF NET INCOME TO ADJUSTED EBITDA

(U.S. dollars in millions)

Three months ended

December 31,

Year ended

December 31,

2020

2019

2020

2019

Net income

366.4

1.2

524.2

(13.0)

Financial expenses (income), net

67.6

41.8

181.2

154.3

Income taxes

5.4

1.6

16.6

11.7

Depreciation and amortization

93.4

70.1

314.2

245.5

EBITDA

532.8

114.7

1,036.2

398.5

Non-cash charter hire expenses

0.1

0.3

0.7

2.0

Capital gain (loss), beyond the ordinary course of business

(0.1)

0.4

(0.1)

(14.2)

Assets impairment loss (recovery)

(4.8)

0.0

(4.3)

1.2

Expenses related to legal contingencies

3.3

0.0

3.3

(1.6)

Adjusted EBITDA

531.3

115.4

1,035.8

385.9

Adjusted EBITDA margin

39.0%

13.9%

25.9%

11.7%

RECONCILIATION OF NET CASH GENERATED FROM OPERATING ACTIVITES TO FREE CASH FLOW

(U.S. dollars in millions)

Three months ended

December 31,

Year ended

December 31,

2020

2019

2020

2019

Net cash generated from operating activities

414.4

89.3

880.8

370.6

Net cash generated from (used in) investing activities

(22.2)

(6.7)

(35.2)

38.0

Free cash flow

392.2

82.6

845.6

408.6

Footnotes:

1. Earnings per share calculation for all periods reflect a share split of 1:10 that became effective in 2021.
2. See disclosure regarding “Use of Non-IFRS Financial Measures” below.
3. Net leverage ratio is defined as face value of short- and long-term debt less cash, cash equivalents and short-term deposits divided by Adjusted EBITDA of the last twelve-month period.

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